Topic: Program

Critical Treatment Issues Session 4: Engaging Participants in a Self-Change Process

This webinar addresses stages of change and “discovery, dropout prevention” plans versus “recovery, relapse prevention” plans; holding participants accountable to an individualized treatment plan based on stage of change versus compliance with program phases and rules; evidence-based practices EBPs)…

Buffalo Drug Court Management Information System Webinar Series

This two part interactive webinar series demonstrates key features of the Buffalo Drug Court Management Information System for drug court staff who are interested in “hands-on” demonstration of its key features. The session was conducted by Jose Ferrer of the Buffalo City Drug Court who, with Judge…

The Impact of PTSD on Veterans and Their Families in Drug Court

The focus of this webinar is to educate practitioners about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) so that they can identify associated symptoms and issues faced by veteran participants, recognize the impact these have on veterans’ families, and understand how treatment should be tailored to meet eac…

The Role of the Judge in Veterans Treatment Court

The BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University conducted an interactive webinar session on The Role of the Judge in Veterans Treatment Courts that was presented by Judge Robert Russell and Judge Vance. The webinar addresses issues relevant to role of the Judge in Veterans Tre…

Strategies for Systematically Screening for Drug Court

The panelists for the session are: Caroline Cooper (BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project, American University): Moderator Judge Dennis Fuchs (ret.), Salt Lake City, Utah. Drug Court Judge and currently consultant to the Utah Supreme Court; Judge Jamey Hueston, Baltimore, Maryland: Drug Court…

The Impact of Gender in the Drug Court Setting

Presented by Paul Warren (LMSW, NDRI), the focus of the first half of this webinar is upon defining “gender,” describing the importance and relevance of addressing issues relating to gender in the drug court setting, and providing participants with practical suggestions for effectively planning and…

Gender Responsive Strategies for Women Offenders in Drug Court

Presented by Diana Padilla (NDRI), this presentation discusses underlying factors that are relevant to criminal activity involving women, such as sexual abuse and trauma, and how these factors can lead to women engaging in criminal activity. She describes gender responsiveness is defined as “underst…

The Purposes of Courts

Ernest Friesen, Senior Court Management Consultant, discusses the purposes of courts.

Improving Cultural Proficiency in Drug Court Part 2: Screening & Assessment

The focus of this webinar is upon describing the importance of cultural proficiency in the screening and assessment processes.

Bio-Psycho Service Needs: Strategies to Engage and Retain Young Adults in Drug Court Programs

Presented by Andrew Osborne (NDRI), this presentation focuses on bio/medical and psychological issues typically associated the young adult population in drug court, including hepatitis and HIV. Mr. Osborne discusses juvenile strategies that may be applied to the young adult population for interventi…